Golden-hued, lush, herbal and earthy notes in aroma deepening into a huge, huge meaty wine. With enough acidity too, this Riesling really stood up to a hearty meal with Jarlsberg and turkey. (Sample tasted at home.)

WHO Weingut Johann Donabaum
WHAT Riesling Smaragd Offenberg
WHERE Spitz, Wachau, Austria
WHEN 2006
HOW MUCH around $30

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